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Dec 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
first time, nelson mandela family reacts publicly to his passing. also, a reported decision by the sonoma sheriff's department is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday [ music playing ] >> as darkness fell, mourners celebrated the life of former south african president nelson mandela outside his home in johannesburg today, tributes mounted on the sidewalk
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
elaborate ceremony planned in memory of nelson mandela. we have team coverage of the remarkable man and his enduring legacy. we begin on storm watch. a powerful storm is sweeping across the nation. 80 degree temperatures and texas have given way to ice and freezing rain. power outages have left thousands of people in the dark. some parts of the midwest could see several inches of snow. >> we will have a live report coming up from dallas. that is the area getting hit the hardest. and another system is heading our way. we want to get started with a lean right now. >> good afternoon. we are on storm watch. we have rain across the area, including heavy rain. we will go to live super doppler to get you started. this is associated with the same front that is bringing snow and ice to the deep south. for us, we're still dealing with rain. heavy rain in fact. to the southstorms of fredericksburg. if you are listening to us in king george county or spotsylvania, you're probably hearing under. rain are of heavy moving through alexandria and to the north and east. temperatures right now are muc
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
you, thank you. thank you. me, thank you,h thank you, thank you, the first lady telling nelson mandela shortly after she became first lady here in america. i want to bring in our chief correspondent. this is very much a global headline with nelson mandela. mano question, this is a who has jacob zuma, the president of south africa, said the founder of the democratic republic of south africa. it was nelson mandela who created that democracy. that is the miracle that astonished the world and made him such a world figure. he was well known while he was in prison, but when he came out of prison, there was a great question about what would happen. would there be a terrible bloodbath, with they get through the passage to democracy with apartheid? it was because of nelson mandela and his character that they did. the world recognized a peacemaker, and he developed a moral stature in the world that helped him bring south africa into the world community, help them reintegrate into the world terrible it aow role in various hot spots the world. he was very close to president bill clinton. f
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for healing. he had the respect of the world. his humility, his compassion, and his humanity gained him
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
world leaders of our time, nelson mandela, people who were touched by nelson mandela are telling the story. robert joined the flight cooks lane. fromre than 8000 miles washington dc is where he lived his life, but we found his impact surpassing the distance as many remembered. >> the memories of nelson mandela are poignant. he loved people. learned lessons of a life lived at peace. message.is this he implanted, live your light. flowers outside the south african embassy. many are traumatized. the former u.s. ambassador says that nelson mandela was more than a head of state. >> that kind of man comes around once in a century. is, if he or she comes around at all. expatriates living in washington dc recalls nelson mandela positive it -- nelson mandela's last visit. >> people were crying. homeland, they paid respects to the man credited with uniting the nation. washingtonians are pouring out their hearts. to send to the mandela family, why shouldn't we, in the spirit that he stood for, give opportunities to everyone. >> south african will have a national day of prayer. nelson mandela wil
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
farewell to nelson mandela. the white house announcing that president obama and michelle obama will travel there next week to attend the memorial. >> on sunday, they will mark a national day of prayer and reflection. his memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. tonight, we are hearing from the former u.s. ambassador south africa. south special memories of africa. >> kimberly suiters is live at the embassy with more. >> all day, people have been braving the elements to the tributes here to the statue of nelson mandela at the embassy. for them, the losses doubly painful. great leaders. >> the only u.s. ambassador to present his credentials to nelson mandela. >> to hear him say in his own sod of humor that it seemed slow now. he was in for 27 years and they grew up knowing who he was without ever having seen him and until this day in 1990. >> that was the first day that most south africans knew what he looked like. >> they are hearing from friends and family still in south africa that everyone is in mourning for the man who saved their country from chaos. it was the rugby
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
the temperatures, download the abc 7 app to your smart phone. tribute to nelson mandela. people packed a stadium in johannesburg to remember and honor the life of nelson mandela , as well as his legacy. there was singing and dancing. leon harris was there. >> good evening. we are coming live here from outside of the nelson mandela .enter here a handful of blocks away from where he spent his last days on earth. today begun a chance to witness the memorial service in johannesburg. it was big. if you consider the event like it was a rock concert, the , heads act or presidents of state, the secretary general of the u.n., and bono of all people. the main event, it was barack obama. this celebration started before people could get through the doors. continued. and continued. this massive crowd, most had never met mandela. [indiscernible] >> a picture taken before this young man was even born. he has done so much for us. day about this was a nelson mandela and his legacy. they came with more than that on their minds. these women traveled for hours in the dirt for a once and a lifetime
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
nation. tonight, we are learning a state funeral will be held december 15 for nelson mandela who died last night at the age of 95 setting off a global day of mourning while celebrating his life. mast outsidet half of the african embassy at the base of the recently dedicated statute to nelson mandela, flowers and attribute has grown in the last 24 hours since his death. he was a great man. >> inside the embassy, a steady stream of visitors. was born twoe years after mandela was freed. >> he was an inspiration. >> steps away from the condolence book is south african ambassador to the u.s. summing up what this passing has meant. >> this has been a tornadic 24 hours for south africans and for people across the world. >> his impact on the world was on display at the museum. newspapers all with him on the cover. in south africa, crowds gathered to celebrate the first black president by singing and dancing. his body was moved earlier today from johannesburg to pretoria where he will lie in state. as the 10 days of mourning began, the tributes continue to pour in. >> back here in the sta
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
the memory of nelson mandela who died at the age of 95 years old. leon harris was inside the stadium during the ceremony. he is there with the story. aboutust had to tell you the incredible electricity that was in the stadium today at the memorial service. tens of thousands of people jumping and dancing, singing routines that seem to be perfectly choreographed. they did this for hours before the dignitaries even came out to take the stage. it was special. tens of thousands of people singing and dancing in unison. >> it is a day to celebrate mandela. >> you want the day to never end? women symbolize why he matters so much. they come from here. a place that represents a promise unfulfilled. those who succeeded with the ending of apartheid, and those who would appear to have been left behind. they will tell you otherwise. ?re you happy here >> i am very happy. >> [inaudible] theresident obama reminded crowd that the nation remains. >> we see a man who earned his place in history through and persistence and faith. possible nothat is just in the pages of history books, but in our own live
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
will have another look at the were cast and timeline in a few moments. the family of nelson mandela has released their first eight -- the firste statement in the death. his spirit lives on. you can see that today in many places. africa, a day every flesh of his plan to honor his life. on memorial will be held tuesday. as the world remembers nelson mandela, we will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg tonight. they will have live report starting on monday. solemn ceremonies took place in hawaii in arlington national cemetery to celebrate the attack pearl harbor. more than 2300 u.s. service members or killed on this surprise attack that catapulted the u.s. into world war ii. the holidays are a big driver for some veterans. somee a bit brighter for veterans. >> quickly they scattered and animate -- ornaments are to going up. >> it is lucky for us to have some excitement as the holiday season comes. the decorations are staying up until february. that is when her husband gets back from afghanistan. seven onis one of saturday's agenda. they h
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
says that nelson mandela is at peace, and of the world must grieve the loss of one of the most revered human rights leaders of our time. for thet obama called flags to fly at half staff in his honor. he led africa out of the dark days of the apartheid, but his legacy involves so much more. we have a look back at his life. such a sad day today. >> this was greatly expected but universally dreaded. an close toold had death several times over the past year and some 20 doctors have been tending to him night and day. this hardly lessened the painful news that came this afternoon. >> there is the deepest kind of morning. lowered flags as a sympathetic sign not just for the man, but for the understanding that his presence will not be easily replaced. >> nelson mandela's name is synonymous with the entire he showsovement and the greater goal that this achieved. challenge their very humanity. >> born in a tiny village and educated in a hut, he became a boxer though his fight would be in a larger realm. andained a law degree fought racism and the apartheid. he was landed behind bars for
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor. ceremonies were held to remember what president franklin d
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